Event − Art, Exhibition
- Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart, Seevorstadt 71 / Faubourg du Lac 71, 2502 Biel/Bienne
The Kunsthaus Pasquart is showing an extensive exhibition of Daniel Pommereulle's (1937-2003) work, the first outside France for almost 40 years. It brings together over a hundred works, including several that have never been shown before. From his first paintings in his early years to his subversive "Objets" and his simple drawings shortly before his death, his works are like "moments" that trace the path of an artist whose research always kept him on the move.
Pommereulle was a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, performer and poet. With his diversity of forms, he developed an aesthetic of violence and cruelty that was equally influenced by his traumatic experiences in the Algerian war and by the surrealist legacy and ideas of Antonin Artaud. Through his appearances in films of the Nouvelle Vague, Pommereulle also gained notoriety in the cinema. In Éric Rohmer's film La Collectionneuse (1967), he presented his first Objet Hors Saisie [Undetectable Object], which he developed further with the series of Objets de prémonition [Objects of Premonition] (1975): upturned buckets of paint and lead sculptures, with knife blades and other pointed objects. As an artist, he explored boundaries, was an activist during the May 68 revolt and made two films, one of which, Vite (1969), was shot in the Sahara with his friends from the groupe Zanzibar, before deliberately shutting down his artistic practice for several years.
From the 1980s onwards, Pommereulle created a new kind of sculpture that used all the powers of glass, stone and iron to "capture the energy of light" and thus combine sharpness and softness, calmness and vertigo.
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From 23 Apr 2023 to 18 Jun 2023
- 12:00 - 18:00
- 12:00 - 20:00
- 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday
- 11:00 - 18:00
- Exhibition / explanations
Links & PDFs
- Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart Seevorstadt 71 / Faubourg du Lac 71 2502 Biel/Bienne +41 (0)32 322 55 86 firstname.lastname@example.org pasquart.ch